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UNT commencements set for this week

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By Jenna Duncan

The summer class session at the University of North Texas is almost over, and commencement ceremonies for summer graduates will begin Friday.

An estimated 1,800 students will graduate with various degrees in ceremonies on Friday and Saturday at the UNT Coliseum.

Doctoral and master’s candidates will graduate at 3 p.m. Friday, and undergraduate ceremonies will be Saturday. At 9 a.m. Saturday, students from the following schools will graduate: College of Information, Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, College of Music, College of Visual Arts and Design, College of Education, College of Business and College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

Once those graduates and their guests clear campus, the second ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. Graduates in that ceremony will be from the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism, the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Since the graduations are much smaller than spring commencement, UNT police Capt. Jim Coffey said traffic shouldn’t be as heavy as at other commencements, though there is construction on some roads around campus.

“They’re much smaller, so it should be overall very low profile,” he said. “Even though it’s small, with the construction it might be harder for people to maneuver through.”

The main parking lot for graduation attendees will be at Fouts Field. When traffic peaks with pedestrians, North Texas Boulevard from Eagle Drive to Highland Street will be closed by UNT police, so it’s best to arrive early or plan an alternative route, Coffey said.

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